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Advanced Calibration?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by athill16, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. athill16

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    I live in Pennsylvania and I'm traveling to Florida next week and wanted to take my drone. Since I'm going to be on the beach and pretty much everywhere is concrete from buildings and structures, should I not do a compass calibration? If I check the compass value and its in the range that DJI says it should be, should I just go and not worry about getting a bad calibration? Thanks!
     
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    Why not calibrate on the beach then? There should be nothing to interfere there.
     
  3. athill16

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    I've read many times that you should never calibrate on a beach because of possible metals in the sand.
     
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    Many times? Can you reference just a few sources?
     
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    This is from one in the forum that many people reference
     
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    You should leave your Phantom at home then if you're worried about it :)
     
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    No
     
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    Most beaches are silica.
    USGS Geology in the Parks
    Silica is not magnetic and should have no influence on compass.
    If it is an iron beach then yes problems, but I do not believe that this is common.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks a lot.